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University of Richmond Hillel supports Jewish students as they explore their identity among the backdrop of an elite liberal arts campus. We are committed to a multifaceted approach to Judaism. Such an approach allows us to focus on our deep ties with Israel, Social Action initiatives within the Richmond community, the building of a strong cultural network through Ritual, and engaging in the traditions of the Torah. The student board hosts weekly programs focused around five aspects of Jewish tradition: Ritual and Prayer, Torah and Study, Tzedek and Social Action, Jewish culture, and Israel. These programs often have a significant social component, and topics rotate regularly so students have the opportunity to engage with Judaism in a way that resonates for them most significantly. We offer free weekly Shabbat programming, High Holiday observances, a University-wide Passover Seder, a Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF), and more. Additionally, we work with local Richmond organizations to provide ongoing Holocaust education, we recruit for a campus Birthright Israel trip each summer, and help to offer unique alternative spring break trips through campus partners around the globe.

Undergraduate Enrollment

240 Jewish Students (7.6%*)
3,161 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

25 Jewish Students (3.3%*)
753 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 28%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $56,860
  • Tuition Out-of-State $56,860
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 76% / 9%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

University of Richmond

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Wilton Center, Suite 200 126 UR Drive
University of Richmond VA 23173 US
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